I always enjoy receiving my new knitting magazines in the mail, though my absolute favorites are the ones that scream SPRING IS COMING!!! when there is a foot of snow on the ground, no sun and no hope of seeing my capris or sandals in the near future. Nevertheless, the optimism is contagious and the same is true this year.
Look! She needs sunglasses the sun is so bright! And she is on her bike...we can't wait for bike rides in my house. I so enjoyed this one because I wanted to see what I could do with one of my favorite patterns, the Feather & Fan.
Worked in some of my favorite yarn, Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight, the yoke is worked from side to side and then folded in half. Stitches are then picked up for the body and worked in the round from the top down with waist shaping. Finally, the bottom plackets are worrked flat in garter stitch.
This is for your walk on the beach or wedding this summer:
I totally fell in love with this yarn, as I hadn't used it before this project. FibraNatura's Llamalini is a scrumptious blend of llama, silk and linen. Heaven! Worked on large needles, this shawl pattern cruises along quickly and is quite easy to "read" your knitting.
I worked it in Valley Yarns Amherst, which I also hadn't worked with before this project. It is a lovely, springy wool that is truly delightful to work with. This little capelet works up in no time flat with a simple yet striking knit and purl pattern with our friend F&F. I think I need a European cruise to wear this one, don't you?
More spring designs coming soon! Hope you are enjoying the sun wherever you are. Billings saw sun for 62 seconds and then we were back to snow today. May our bright yarns hold us until the sun truly decides to shine. Knit on!